PROULZ, JENO G. A., Technical Sergeant, # 12096156, USAAF

 

Inadequate data is available to honor this veteran properly. Please provide assistance by using the contact page. His father was Arthur Proulz, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. After enlisting, he was trained to maintain and operate the radio equipment on the B-24 Liberator and earned his crewman wings. He was sent overseas through India to China. On 20 May 1944 a B-24J, # 42-73430, assigned to 14th Air Force, 308th Bomb Group, 373rd Bomb Squadron, Yankai, China, departed the airfield at Luichow, China, on a sea sweep combat mission. It was lost due to enemy anti-aircraft fire as it was attacking an enemy convoy in the South China Sea. He is remembered on the tablets of the missing in the Manila American Cemetery & Memorial, Philippines. He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

CONLON, ALFRED J., Technical Sergeant, # 33221455, USAAF

 

Alfred J. Conlon was born in 1915 in Virginia to Aloysius James Conlon (1882-    ) (NJ) and Amelia A. (Ward) Conlon (1893-    ) (NJ) (married in 1914 in NJ). Siblings included John Austin Conlon (1916-1996), Marie A. (Conlon) Brewster (1919-    ) and Florence M. (Conlon) Stewart (1924-2013). He was married to Margaret M. (Jennette) Conlon on 11 October 1940 in Richmond, Virginia.

 

He enlisted in the USAAF in Richmond, Virginia, on 5 August 1942. He was trained to maintain and monitor the mechanical systems (crew chief/engineer) on the B-24 Liberator. He earned his crewman wings. He was transferred through India to China. On 20 May 1944 a B-24J, # 42-73430, assigned to 14th Air Force, 308th Bomb Group, 373rd Bomb Squadron, Yankai, China, departed the airfield at Luichow, China, on a sea sweep combat mission. It was lost due to enemy anti-aircraft fire as it was attacking an enemy convoy in the South China Sea. He is remembered on the tablets of the missing in the Manila American Cemetery & Memorial, Philippines. He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

 

His brother, John A. Conlon, born 23 October 1916, served in the U.S. Army from 23 January 1942.

He died 24 December 1996 and is buried in the Mount Carmel Cemetery, Tenafly, Bergen Co., New Jersey.